Monday, April 4, 2011

Start Your Week Right: With My Morning Jacket – Tonite I Want To Celebrate With You

Happy Monday, everyone! Are you ready for yet another excitement-filled week of My Morning Jacket goodness? Of course you are! I wouldn’t expect anything less. I hope you all had an enjoyable and satisfying weekend.

Over the weekend, The Countdown worked on finishing up the last few tracks off 2008’s Evil Urges. Today is Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2 Day and tomorrow will be Good Intentions Day (believe it). Then we’ll start a new segment, honoring tracks from 2000’s Heartbreakin Man. We’ll only cover the tracks that weren’t included in 1999’s The Tennessee Fire. Get ready to go back in time!

Today, I’d like to recognize a tune that is relatively short and simple as compared to many of the more popular MMJ songs. “Tonite (Tonight) I Want To Celebrate With You” is another one of those MMJ-live-staples that many of us look forward to hearing. With the Omnichord makeover of sorts that it received, “Tonite” should be appreciated if only for its simple and sweet message. Bad times are over, so let’s just have a good time. What else needs to be said?

Tonight I wanna celebrate with you.
It's foggy now and let's begin anew.
‘Cause in this land of broken dreams
Where money means most everything
I think I need to celebrate with you.*

Tonight I wanna celebrate with you.
Troubles of today are finally through
The fireworks go off tonight
It'll be just like the fourth of July
And all because I celebrate with you.

Thus I invite you to celebrate the songs of My Morning Jacket this week and for the next couple of months. It’ll be a grand ol’ time! Good luck this week.

*Lyrics are from the original “Tonite I Want To Celebrate With You” from 2000’s Heartbreakin Man and Chapter 2-Learning-Early Recordings. Other versions’ lyrics vary slightly.

***Don’t forget the final free download from the Terminal 5 shows! Then we’ll look forward to MMJ’s first single off Circuital.***